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  • Young chefs have an appetite to learn

    Drake Johnson takes Cheney Middle School’s after-school ethnic cooking class because the 14-year-old likes to eat. Alicia Fowler, 12, has a practical reason: “I’m depending on being a chef when …


  • Program looks to feed kids when local schools cannot

    It’s the Wednesday before the long Thanksgiving weekend and most of the students at Hillyard’s Shaw Middle School are looking forward to a few days off with family and a …


  • Centers aim to steer students on right path

    Glover Middle School student William Fausett already has figured out how he’ll pay for college, manage a budget and make sensible purchases. He learned his lessons in the Comcast College …


  • Children’s advocates optimistic about fund

    Supporters of Spokane’s proposed tax levy aimed at helping children stay in school are confident voters will say yes in November despite competing with multiple state initiatives that, if approved, …


  • Spokane hopes to establish a school-based health clinic

    No workday is the same for Spokane Public Schools nurse Marianne Fischer. But there is one given – she’ll spend it running. By 11 a.m. Wednesday, Fischer had handed out …


  • School health clinics subject of grant award

    Communities in Schools has received a $50,000 grant from the Gates Foundation to research opening a school-based health clinic.


  • School supply drives are falling far short

    Being without a pencil, paper or a backpack can be scarring for a kid returning to school, but some families simply can’t afford school supplies. Organizations in the Spokane and …


  • School dropout study urges early intervention

    A Gonzaga University study focused on dropout prevention starting in middle school suggests an early warning system for identifying potential dropouts, a bigger variety of academic opportunities and more rigor …


  • Kids levy supporters hope for November

    Supporters hoping to put a Children’s Investment Fund levy on the ballot this summer are now eyeing November after failing to collect the needed 12,000 signatures. Organizers said a late …


  • Spokane children’s levy backers look to later ballot

    Supporters hoping to put a Children’s Investment Fund levy on the ballot this summer are now eyeing November, after failing to collect the needed 12,000 signatures.


  • Communities in Schools director sees needs and tries to fill them

    Dropout prevention, bringing local resources into schools for students, and helping young people stay healthy are among Communities in Schools’ goals. The national nonprofit was drawn to Spokane because of …


  • A reason to smile

    Third-grader Tyrese Patrick opened wide and showed no fear as his teeth were inspected, scraped and a few were covered with a sealant by the dental hygienist visiting his school. …


  • Family support program opening in local schools

    Tutoring, family counseling, even backpacks full of groceries will be provided to area middle school students by a new business organization trying to reduce a dropout rate estimated at 30 …


  • Anti-dropout campaign may start in Spokane

    A national effort by business to lower school dropout rates and better prepare students for work may launch in Spokane next fall. Ben Stuckart, executive director of the Spokane affiliate …


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